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Previews: Erik Olson – “L.A. Paintings” @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

On July 15th, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will be opening L.A. Paintings, solo show by Erik Olson. With this exhibition, Düsseldorf-based artist will be introducing his ongoing project that includes exploration and experimentation with portraiture. Marking the culmination of the series of works that peaked during his recent art residency at The La Brea Residency, the selected pieces portray friends, colleagues as well as people that he has had an interest in. Through these expressive renderings that sometimes only suggest the traditional head and shoulders format, Olsen […]

Overtime: July 3 – July 9

More stories from the week that ended July 9 (click on bolded words for more information): 1000 GESTALTEN performance takes place during G20 Summit. RIP: Jan Fontein, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Xavier Douroux, who passed away at the age of 61. America Meredith on Why It Matters That Jimmie Durham Is Not a Cherokee. New cybersecurity law goes into effect in China, causing greater self-censorship by artists. Hobby Lobby accused of buying up Iraqi war loot in quest to amass biblical artifacts for museum. $3.9mil. in […]

Previews: “Sea Sick in Paradise” @ Depart Foundation Malibu Village

Few things remind us of summer in America more than surfing and Southern California, specifically, Malibu. When you combine those two things with art, you have a fantastic timely mix for a warm weather exhibition. DEPART Foundation presents Sea Sick in Paradise, a group show curated by Amy Yao.  The exhibition features works in a variety of media by 44 artists (including Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen), many of whom are surfers themselves or inspired by surfing, the ocean, and coastal culture. Showing in context with these visual artists’ works are […]

Releases: Andrew Schoultz – “Life & Death” Print

Life & Death is a new print just released from Andrew Schoultz featuring some of the repeating motifs and patterns often seen in his work. Released through Print Them All, the 3 color lithograph (33.67 x 25.20 inches) costs £340.00 and will be produced in an edition of 99. Schoultz further explains – “There is a skull representing “Death” and then the birds flying with the clouds representing “Life”.  There is also the all seeing eye…. keeping watch and recording history as it happens…. In history you […]

Previews: Nosego x Drew Leshko x Joseph Martinez @ Thinkspace Gallery

From this Saturday, July 8th until July 29th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a triple solo show exhibition that will include Drew Leshko’s The Only Constant, Joseph Martinez’ Baggage and Nosego’s Ingress. All 3 shows include all new body of works produced especially for this occasion, produced using various mediums and focusing on diverse subjects that occupy each artist. Philadelphia-based artist and muralist, Nosego, otherwise known as Yis Goodwin, will be introducing a new character-driven paintings featuring creature hybrids assembled from animals, cartoons, landscapes, and even architecture. Executed in acrylic with both […]

Overtime: June 26 – July 2

More stories from the week that ended July 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Serpentine Galleries releases new Gerhard Richter edition, produced by HENI Productions. RIP: Sylvia Hougland, who passed away at the age of 78. RIP: Richard Benson, who passed away at the age of 74. RIP: Paul Fitzgerald, who passed away at the age of 94. Judge orders Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for a paternity suit. Two people have died looking for Forrest Fenn’s buried treasure. Native American artists from around US […]

Showing: Maxwell McMaster – “Cherish The Day” @ Nucleus Portland

On June 24th, Nucleus Portland opened a solo show by Maxwell McMaster titled Cherish the Day. On view through July 20th, the uplifting show is primarily inspired by those precious moments that remind us that life is beautiful and how each day is a gift. With so much negativity in the world around us and depressing news in the media, the LA-based multidisciplinary artist/designer took another approach to reflect on the events that surround him. Highlighting the pleasurable experiences, both from the past as well as possible future, McMaster […]

Previews: Dave Kinsey & Jaybo Monk – “Van Gogh Ate My Dog” @ Kallenbach Gallery

Tomorrow night (August 29th) in Amsterdam, Kallenbach Gallery will be opening a duo show from Dave Kinsey (featured) & Jaybo Monk. Entitled Van Gogh Ate My Dog, the new body of work from the two takes inspiration from the life and work of the Dutch Master with the American artist Kinsey contributing his distinctive still life paintings alluding to Van Gogh’s distinctive subject matter while the Berlin-based Jaybo wasn’t shy with his ear references including a an interesting sculptural piece. Discuss Dave Kinsey here. Discuss Jaybo Monk here.

Overtime: June 19 – June 25

More stories from the week that ended June 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Frieze reviews Joyce Pensato’s show at Lisson Gallery, London. RIP: Hans Breder, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Joella Jean Mahoney, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Julius Schmidt, who passed away at the age of 94. Silberkuppe Gallery closes after 10 years in business in Berlin. ISIS bombs and destroys historic Al Nuri Grand Mosque in Mosul. Third noose discovered hanging near National Mall, outside the National […]

Fashion: James Jean / Ollie Schrauwen x Prada SS 2018 Collection

Continuing his long time collaboration with Prada, James Jean (interviewed) has followed up his recent work on their 2018 Resort Collection (covered) with work on their SS 2018 Collection. Comic books where the inspiration for the spring/summer season, something the Jean is familiar with as he first made his name creating the acclaimed cover illustrations for the comic series Fables as a young artist. This time around, he joins Belgium artist Ollie Schrauwen in turning the Prada space into the inside of a graphic novel for their runway show at Men’s Fashion […]